Gig Harbor Street Scramble

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9:30 a.m.RESULTS

Bike team

Thirty checkpoints are marked on a map... how many can you find in 90 minutes or 3 hours? How far you go and whether you walk, run, or bike is up to you. Everyone gets to turn the neighborhood into a great adventure, and see some terrific gems along the way! This is one of most popular Street Scramble events of the year, thanks to the enthusiasm of Tom Taylor YMCA!
 
DISTANCE
90-minute or 3-hour time limit
Go by foot or by bike
How far you go is up to you!
 
START
Skansie Brothers Park
3207 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
 
PARKING
Street parking is available
 
SCHEDULE
8:30 a.m. - Registration and Check-in opens 
9:30 a.m. - Maps issued and Instructions given
10:00 a.m. - Start!
 
REGISTRATION
This event is FREE to all!
 
To participate, download and print this form, then either mail it or drop it off at:
 
Tom Taylor Family YMCA
Attn: Kirstin Stave
10550 Harbor Hill Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
 
You may also register at the event, subject to the availability of maps.
 
Visit Tom Taylor Family YMCA's page event page here.
 
2013 RESULTS & PHOTOS
 
 

Bikes at the finish

What is Street Scramble?
At Street Scramble,  participants are given a map with checkpoints circled on it and a short time period (usually 30 minutes) to decide which checkpoints they want to visit and their routes between them. To make it extra interesting- checkpoints have different point values and those who collect the most points are the winners! There are many divisions to compete in, including several family divisions, although you do not need to be competitive to enjoy Street Scramble.
 
Once the planning session is over, the race director gathers everyone, gives a short briefing, and upon shouting, "Everyone, SCRAMBLE!!" the race clock begins! Everyone goes dashing, walking, scooting, and bicycling away in different directions.
 
The checkpoints you're looking for are simply features in the cityscape, such as a statue or plaque. To prove that you've visited a checkpoint, you'll answer a multiple choice question on your answer sheet. 
 
Example Question: What is the statue holding?
Example Answers: A) Fish, B) Basket, C) Sword
 
Keep an eye on your watch so that you'll return to the finish line on time, or risk losing points for every minute you're late! However, one clever work-around if you've signed up for the 90-minute category and you think you'll be late: you can change your mind and participate in the 3-hour event instead!
 
After the finish, stick around. Awards are given out in eleven categories, and it's fun to compare routes and strategies with other teams.
 
More questions on how it works? Check out our What is it Like? page.
 
 

 

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